• What is the difference between a sprinkler design and a sprinkler installation, to what extent does each person's responsibility

    #In a sprinkler design already reviewed by the Design Engineer, can the installer add more sprinklers to the system without letting the designer know? Or it is the designer who should review this new owner requirement...
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  • how to find information

    How can I find out which state adopted NFPA 72 as state law?
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  • Beam detector

    i am asking about minimum height of beam detector installation inside store for saving documents?as per nfpa 
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  • Electrical and Telecommunication Rooms need automatic sprinkler or not.

    Dear NFPA,   My project is 3 story residential building, whole building is sprinkled including service rooms. 1) Electrical Room is not sprinkled. 2) Telecommunication Room is equipped with telephone racks and...
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  • Foam sprinkler system Design

    Dear all ,    Sub : Foam sprinkler system Design:    one of my ongoing project , Foam water sprinkler system is required to protect the generator area of 675 square meter . as per NFPA 16 ,Design...
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  • SJ/SO cord conductor color use

    I have a heating unit that is supplied 3 phase (with ground) power via an SJ/SO type of cord (it may be either 230 or 460).  The question is about conductor colors within manufactured cables: do I have to re-iden...
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  • Re-entry into Passageway

    Hi everyone, with regard to NFPA 101 Exit Passageways 7.2.6, does the code permit re-entry into the building from the passageway? The passageway was built to bring exits within allowable travel distances for a large s...
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  • Recommended Testing Point for Firepump

    At which point is it recommended to perform a fire pump performance test: 1) At the furthest point of the system 2) At the fire pump Can anyone answer this? Thanks
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  • Foam sprinkler system design considerations

    I am looking for design solution with Foam sprinkler system for temp controlled ( 22-25 Deg C) storage area with a height of 12 mtr having flammable materials stored. Question : does this covered in NFPA 16? if not do...
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  • This should never happen.

                                            Thanks to NFPA and its readers they surely understand the true dimension of ...
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  • Sprinkler instead of fire rated doors

    I have an Ambulatory Surgery Center that needs a 1 hour fire rating to separate it from the adjacent functions in a medical office building and it is under the NFPA 101 2012 edition. The waiting room has existing glas...
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  • Accessing egress stairway 

    Can I use an egress stairway for a non-egress purpose like accessing the building from the interior and up to the next story (Up, Vertical circulation) like the figure below, and what part of NFPA 101 discusses it? &#...
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  • With public displays cancelled, video urges people to avoid consumer fireworks and burden on front line workers

    UPDATE: With July 4 weekend just days away and Canada Day celebrations happening today (July 1), we want to remind everyone about the dangers of consumer fireworks. The blog post below highlights the damage incurred b...
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  • Firefighters Stair Width

    I'm working on a hotel building that has 4 enclosed stairs each run width is 1200 mm according to occupant load. QS. What is firefighters stair and can it be combined with an egress stair,  i...
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  • People with disabilities, buildings and COVID-19: 5 steps to ensure accessibility for all

    In the past several months COVID-19 has impacted the globe with significant health, safety and economic challenges. Unfortunately, these challenges have, at times, disproportionately impacted those within the disabili...
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  • Fire Pump/Underground water storage tank

    Anyone have any suggestions on a fire pump being located inside a building and 70000 gallon tank under a building.There is no direct access into the room. Everything I am seeing is that the room needs to be 2 hr rated...
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  • NFPA announces new Board member and officers

    NFPA announced its new Officers and the election of Dr. Denis Onieal to its Board of Directors.   Amy Acton, a burn survivor and former burn nurse and nurse manager, has been named Chair of the NFPA Board. For o...
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  • Max. height from floor of sprinkler heas

    I'm design a terminal OH2 and height of sprinkler head in one part of grid is up to 9.7 m! How can I proceed? May be to upgrade at HH1?
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  • Fire Alarm System Field Engineer

    RFI is looking for a Fire Alarm System Field Engineer to join our team in San Jose, Sacramento or Reno! As a Fire Alarm System Field Engineer, your duties will include: Performing Fire Alarm System configuration, pr...
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  • Wildfires and Insurance webinar series recordings now available!

      During May of this year NFPA partnered with insurance industry experts to share tips and resources on how to financially and physically prepare for wildfires. Recordings of the webinars are now available and e...